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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 1.

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UT Health East Texas is brand for revamped system

East Texas Medical Center will be combined with UT Health Northeast to form a 10-hospital system known as UT Health East Texas.

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Firewood thieves thwarted by owner

Some would-be firewood thieves were thwarted by property owner Zane Daugherty around 11 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

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Repair estimate high for fire training facility

The Franklin County fire training facility suffered water damage from a burst pipe and the repair estimate is more than $20,000 County Commissioners learned at the Monday, March 12 meeting.

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Server failure causes county offices two week loss of work

An in-house server for the Odyssey software programs used by eight of the 13 county offices “crashed” last week, causing the loss of two weeks of work in those offices.

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Multi-Family housing inspection adopted

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council began implementing a rental housing inspection program with the adoption of an ordinance requiring inspections of multi-family units and apartment buildings.

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Lake Cypress Springs closed two days

Lake Cypress Springs was closed to water traffic from Thursday, March 1, to Saturday, March 3, due to high water elevations after heavy rains the preceding week.

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City street repairs to begin soon

Repairs to Elberta, Robin Way and Red Bird streets are expected to begin by the end of March at an estimated cost of $110,173, City Administrator Tina Rose reported to the Mount Vernon City Council at their Monday night meeting.

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Travis is maintenance director, Carr FCSC manager

Bill Travis was hired as the Franklin County Maintenance Director and Deryl Carr was hired as Manager for the Franklin County Sports Complex at last week’s meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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